mały desert
October 28th, 2017 (Saturday), 12 PM

Jean-Ulrick Désert is tracking hidden texts of our culture. He is most interested in that which is conspicuous, but usually remains invisible. The Haiti-born and New York-raised artist living in Berlin uncovers what is concealed, setting off many blocked emotions. He explores how colonial (…)

3 October (Tuesday), 6 pm

This project inspired by the lost plays of psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer Franz Fanon is a mixture of personal histories, cultural history, popular culture, and post-colonial theory. Using performance, video, and games, the artists examine collective memory and personal struggles with identity. Drawing from (…)

17 October (Tuesday), 6 pm

The presentation on Chantal Akerman (1950-2015), a Belgian feminist film director, artist and writer best-known for her film Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), will mainly concentrate on three of her works: From the East (1993), Down There (2006), and No Home (…)

31 October (Tuesday), 6 pm

The first episode of a three-part film journey the artist made from Berlin through Eastern Europe, on two expeditions: to Odessa and to Istanbul. As she words it, the artist depicted: “Places and worlds beyond the interest of the media are at the mercy of the law (…)

14 November (Tuesday), 6 pm

Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevicius (1964) started working in film at the beginning of the 1990s. His work analyzes the convoluted relationships between individual memory and collective history, reinterpreting events by using various formal techniques to deconstruct the dominant narratives. He works with archival footage, oral (…)

28 November (Tuesday), 6 pm

A documentation of the first congress of The Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP), a political art endeavor in which international delegates discussed the goals of the movement. The idea behind the congress was to provide a platform for the “political imagination” to flourish, to collectively imagine a new future, and (…)

13 December (Wednesday), 6 pm

Not only is the past a foreign country where things are being done differently – to paraphrase L.P. Hartley – the same can be said about one’s family history, where feeling at home does not necessarily equal knowing it well and in detail. The artist pursues (…)